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Emergency Department Volunteering Pilot

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a grant to trial an intensive volunteer pilot in the Emergency Department at both Denmark Hill ED and at Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington.

The pilot is specifically orientated to recruit and support people aged over 50 years of age to engage in intensive volunteering. Within the ED the volunteers will be on hand to campion patient care and to help impact and improve the patient experience whilst in the department. This will include roles such as befriending, emotional support, providing refreshments to patients, signposting and even entertainment for parents with young children.

“Every day is so different in our A&E. It’s good to be able to help patients who may be stressed, anxious or lonely, and to make a small difference to their stay at King’s. It is often the little things that can mean so much to a patient. I find volunteering very rewarding and great for the soul.” – Roger, Volunteer

Register your interest:

Tel: 020 3299 4223

E: kch-tr.volunteers@nhs.net

W: http://www.kch.nhs/about/get-involved/volunteering

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